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Watch Grace Anne Field Screech “A Broken Wing” in American Idol 2014, Austin Auditions (VIDEO)

Despite the lowest ratings ever in American Idol history, our favorite competition show is back and better than ever, having blown us away with its premiere on January 15. The combination of amazing contestant talent and chemistry between the judges made it the best episode we’ve seen in awhile... and we’re only getting started!

Tonight promises to be another great night on the show, as the auditions continue in Austin and move on to San Francisco. Will Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. meet the country’s next big superstar in one of these fair cities? Only time will tell!

It’s in Austin where the judges meet restaurant pianist Grace Anne Field. She bonds with Harry over their mutual love of tickling the ivories, but will her singing voice tinkle the judges’ fancy? Ehh, not so much. In fact, they have to keep themselves from cracking up during her screeching rendition of “A Broken Wing.”

“I’m not sure this is the right type of competition for you,” Harry says rather sweetly. “American Idol is looking for a powerhouse performance. It was all over the place. It was frenetic.”

Even Jennifer Lopez, who hates saying anything mean, can’t force a compliment. “It was out of control.”

Watch the video below and let us know what you think of Grace’s performance!

01.16.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Jager Weatherby
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